Breakfasts,  Casseroles

Eggnog Breakfast Casserole

We’re breaking out the eggnog! No other drink reminds of the holidays quite like eggnog. I have to actively remind myself to not drink the whole carton. John is a fan too. My kids aren’t though. They used to call it “yellow milk”. Maybe eggnog is an acquired taste? Anyways, I think it tastes delicious!

This year, I made it my mission to do more than just drink our eggnog. I wanted to use it in some recipes and share them with you. Since I’m the queen of breakfast casseroles these past couple months, I figured I’d whip up an Eggnog Breakfast Casserole. I used eggnog in place of the milk/cream. Boy, am I glad I did. This may very well be the best breakfast casserole EVER.

Eggnog Breakfast Casserole - make this recipe on Christmas morning!

For the bread layer, I used croissants. I love the buttery flavour they add to a breakfast casserole. Plus they bake up really nicely in the oven.

Eggnog Breakfast Casserole - make this recipe on Christmas morning!

I used a small casserole dish since only John and I like eggnog in our home. If you use a 9×13 dish, just double the recipe and it should work fine.

We always sprinkle nutmeg on top of our eggnog so I had to make sure it was included. It’s mixed in with the eggs and eggnog.

For the topping, I sprinkled on brown sugar and cinnamon. It bakes into a sweet, crispy crust. Beneath that is the creamy eggnog custard and croissants. If you wanted to add maple syrup you can. Fresh berries also work. I thought it tasted fine on its own and it didn’t need any extras.

Eggnog Breakfast Casserole - make this recipe on Christmas morning!

Consider this recipe for Christmas morning! I might just make for John and I and then do another type for my kids to eat. Maybe they’ll like eggnog when they are older? You never know. I was a veggie hater till my early 20s.

Are you a fan of eggnog?

Eggnog Breakfast Casserole - make this recipe on Christmas morning!

Yield: 6

Eggnog Breakfast Casserole

Meet your holiday breakfast! This Eggnog Breakfast Casserole is absolute perfection.

Ingredients:

  • 3 croissants, ripped into bite sized pieces
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch salt

Topping

  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Spray a small casserole dish with cooking spray. I used this CorningWare casserole dish in this recipe.
  2. Spread croissants on the bottom of the dish. Set aside.
  3. In a medium size bowl, whisk together eggs, eggnog, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour over the croissants.
  4. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on top.
  5. Bake, uncovered, in a 350F preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Serve hot.

 


Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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